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Last updated: 22 September 2019
Datum:Freitag 24 Juni 1983
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Air North
Kennzeichen: N95460
Werknummer: 20190
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Fairbanks-Metro Field, AK (MTX) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Fort Yukon Airport, AK (FYU/PFYU), USA
Flug nach:?
The aircraft had an in-flight fire in the accessory section of the left engine. According to a passenger there was a long delay between outbreak of fire and corrective action by the crew. The passengers also commented on the lack of communication from the cockpit to the cabin. The pilot landed at Metro Field where there was no emergency equipment. Examination revealed that the eng fire was the result of fuel leakage at the engine-driven fuel pump inlet and outlet fitting to fuel line connections.

Probable Cause:

fuel system,line fitting..loose
emergency procedure..improper..pilot in command
crew/group coordination..poor..copilot/second pilot
supervision..poor..pilot in command
procedures/directives..improper..pilot in command



photo of Douglas-C-47A-N95460
accident date: 24-06-1983
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N95460
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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